The report "Food cooperatives in the EU. Lessons for Poland" presents the results of a study on the organizational solutions adopted by food cooperatives in four EU countries - Hungary, Czechia, Italy, and Spain. The second part of the report is devoted to formal and legal issues concerning the activities of food cooperatives in Poland. The report also includes recommendations on the further development of the food cooperative sector in Poland. The report was developed by Grochowska Cooperative Foundation in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw and EIT Food.
The European Union is one of the world’s biggest markets for pesticides with almost a quarter of all pesticides sold in the EU. It is also the top exporting region, increasingly selling to countries of the Global South to which pesticides that are banned in the EU can still be exported. The Pesticide Atlas raises awareness, provides comprehensive information and fosters nuanced debate around agrochemicals used for pest control. It sheds light on different aspects from scientific research, including the impact of pesticides on soils, waters, biodiversity and health, and highlights alternative models with a more stringent implementation of integrated pest management where synthetic substances are only a last resort option.